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Tariffs on Chinese imports loom over US’ storage success

Tariffs on Chinese imports loom over US’ storage success

10 Jun 2019, 13:11

Strong deployment figures have been posted for the US’ energy storage market in both residential and non-residential segments in the past quarter, amid warnings that an escalating trade war with China could dampen some of that enthusiasm if tariffs are applied.

NEC ‘beating cheaper competitors’ to China projects

NEC ‘beating cheaper competitors’ to China projects

9 Apr 2019, 13:34

NEC has now executed five grid-scale battery energy storage projects in China and been awarded another, winning deals in spite of what a company representative described as “aggressive” price competition from domestic vendors.

BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

30 Oct 2018, 13:49

Quoting an expected doubling in installed PV capacity over the next five years, a partnership between Chinese battery storage system maker BYD and European PV inverter company SMA is targeting the USA market, identifying it - along with Africa - as having “high growth potential” for the pair’s products.

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

25 Oct 2018, 13:59

As well as Elon Musk remarking that the company may have had its “best ever quarter” for solar since the SolarCity takeover, Tesla’s energy storage deployments have enjoyed a ramp up, while a fellow exec hinted the stationary battery business is constrained by cell supply.

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Interviews

‘Energy storage is the future of our business’: PV inverter maker GoodWe

9 Jul 2018, 14:26 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Energy storage is the future of our business’: PV inverter maker GoodWe

At this year's Intersolar Europe/ees Europe event, Ron Shen of GoodWe spoke on camera with our sister site PV Tech. The China headquartered inverter manufacturer, which has recently diversified into adding capabilities such as module-level monitoring and optimisation to its range and launched products specifically aimed at the growing market for bi-facial (two-sided) solar panels, sees energy storage as a critical component of a successful future PV business.

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

5 Jun 2018, 15:10

Swiss vertically-integrated battery and energy storage system and equipment maker Leclanché has followed sonnen in netting a significant amount of investment to go into the second half of 2018, securing CHF75 million (US$76 million) from its main existing investor.

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Guest blog

Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

23 Apr 2018, 17:13 • By Dr Andy Bush
Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

The huge increase in demand for safe and reliable batteries to store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind heralds a new lease of life for advanced lead batteries, argues Dr Andy Bush of the International Lead Association.